Our Team

Kamron Graham, J.D.

Executive Director

Kamron (she/her) was born and raised in rural Hillsboro. She is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law and studied law as a mid-career change after over a decade of non-profit management and program development. As an attorney, Kamron has worked for Legal Aid Services of Oregon, Clackamas County Circuit Court, and served as Deputy Public Guardian and Conservator for Multnomah County for nine years. 

Kamron is the President of the Oregon State Bar, immediate Past President of Oregon Women Lawyer’s Foundation, Past President and current treasurer for OGALLA: Oregon’s LGTBQ Bar Association, past board member of Queen’s Bench, and past trustee for the Washington State Bar Association Foundation.

Kamron is focused on access to justice for all, working alongside underserved populations, centering diversity equity and inclusion, and modernizing how legal services are offered. 

In her spare time, Kamron enjoys biking alone and playing board games with family.

Kristina Ray

Operations Manager

Kristina was born and raised in the Seattle area and moved to Portland in early 2002. While working as a barista, she attended Portland State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 2006. She then moved to Southern California to be closer to family and broadened her administrative experience in the medical and dental fields.

In 2010 Kristina moved back to Portland and decided to further her education at Portland Community College and received her Associate Paralegal Degree in 2017.

Kristina has been the Treasurer on the Board of Directors at a local non-profit for almost 5 years and continues to find fulfillment working in the non-profit sector.

In her spare time, Kristina loves to paint, draw, and attend concerts when she can.

Michael J. Della Paolera, J.D.

Attorney Fellow | Family Law

Michael was born and raised in Grants Pass Oregon. He is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law where he focused on Family Law and Small Business Development. He graduated magna cum laude from Oregon State University where he studied political science and business administration.

While still living in Grants Pass, trying to navigate the legal system through his own divorce and custody case, Michael noticed that there were many misconceptions about how the legal system fostered parental rights, in turn creating access to justice issues for parents who are less able to afford an attorney. In response, Michael developed a philosophy that the way to truly look out for the best interests of a child of divorcing parents was to equip the parents with the ability to present their own interests and what they feel is best for their child to the court.

Emily Clark Cuellar, J.D.

Staff Attorney | Family Law

Emily has practiced family law since 2015, first as an attorney in private practice and now with The Commons Law Center. In that time, she has represented clients in all areas of family law including divorce, custody, paternity, annulment, and guardianship cases. From helping clients dissolve a marriage with complicated assets and debts to assisting them with crafting a parenting plan that really works for their family, Emily tackles every issue with empathy and practicality. She prides herself on offering inclusive and non-judgmental counsel for clients no matter the makeup of their families or the issues they face.

Emily graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2014 and clerked for a year with the Hon. Kari Kristiansen in Palmer, Alaska, where she learned a lot about the challenges people face when they represent themselves in court (and a lot about bears!). She also enjoys volunteering her time and has volunteered with Guardian Partners, Minds Matter Portland, Imagine Possibilities, and through Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ).

Outside of the office, Emily enjoys spending time outdoors with her family or spending time indoors with a good book. She also makes a mean vegan dessert and will talk your ear off about her e-bike if given even a slight opening.

Riley Gombart, J.D.

Estate Planning & Probate Director

Riley has been a Pacific Northwesterner for most of his life, growing up in Battle Ground, WA before settling in Portland. His practice has consisted of estate planning, probate, and business, but his passion is in developing systems and processes to improve the efficiency and quality of legal services to better reach currently under-served populations.

Riley received a B.A., cum laude, with a major in Business Administration from Washington State University (Vancouver) in 2011 and earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2016 from Lewis & Clark Law School, where he was an Article Editor of the Lewis & Clark Law Review.

In his spare time, Riley enjoys playing tabletop games with friends and family, hiking fantastic local trails, and perfecting favorite dishes from his backyard garden’s harvest. Whenever possible, he relishes the opportunity to travel with his wife to castles, art museums, and other stunning landmarks around the world while experiencing the local culture.

Ekua Hackman, J.D.

Attorney Fellow | Estate Planning

Ekua graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 2015. During her time in
law school, Ekua was an active member of the Multicultural Law Student Association and the Women’s Law Caucus. She knew early on that she wanted to serve the community, and so spent a year working in the Willamette Clinical Law Program with a focus on estate planning. After graduating, Ekua worked a year and a half as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Cheryl Albrecht. Ekua joined The Commons because she has a
passion for helping build intergenerational wealth within the Black community. Ekua also currently serves as President of the National Bar Association's Oregon Chapter.

In her free time, Ekua enjoys science fiction & fantasy, baking, and live music.

Parsa Aghel

Paralegal | Tenant Law

Parsa was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Parsa graduated in 2022 with bachelor’s degrees in Economic and Political Science from the University of Oregon. There, Parsa has worked for several public interest organizations, including Portland’s Immigration and Refugee Community Organization and the Service Employees International Union, Local 49. 

Outside of nonprofit work, Parsa is an ardent researcher and political writer. He has published a thesis on the philosophical intersection of refugee and immigration law and published a journal article on representing the Anthropocene in climate change theory. Additionally, he worked for the Daily Emerald Publication as an Opinion Editor, publishing columns that tackled institutions of power in Eugene and the state. Parsa joined The Commons Law Center to protect minorities and low-income families in Portland that have been systematically victimized and for the opportunity to join Oregon’s Licensed Paraprofessional program next year to represent tenants. 

In his spare time, Parsa can be found taking photographs, writing, or playing tennis in Portland’s wonderful weather. 

Amanda Caffall, J.D.

Deputy & Tenant Law Program Director

Raised in the foothills of Mt. St. Helens, Amanda grew to love nature and commuting by bicycle in the city. She graduated magna cum laude from Western Washington University and with honors from Lewis and Clark Law School, as a member of the Cornelius Honor Society and recipient of the Environmental Leadership Award. For more than twenty-five years, teams have relied on her to build energy out of ideas. In 2018, 2019, and 2020, she received awards for her work with The Commons Law Center, including the Oregon State Bar's Oregon New Lawyer's Division's Public Service Award, the Oregon State Bar President's Technology and Innovation Award, and Lewis & Clark Law School's Community Spirit Distinguished Honor.

She enjoys walking and hiking outside, tending houseplants, escaping wifi for extended periods, and raising a toddler. 

Christine Zenthoefer, J.D.

Family Law Program Director and Staff Attorney

Christine became a lawyer to help people and make a difference. Before joining The Commons Law Center, she practiced for five years with Legal Aid Services of Oregon in Bend, Oregon, where she maintained a general
poverty-law caseload with an emphasis on family law and domestic violence legal issues. 

Christine graduated from Walla Walla University in 2010 with a degree in graphic design. After a brief stint at a marketing agency and moonlighting as a wedding photographer, Christine decided to head back to school to
become a lawyer. She attended Lewis and Clark College and earned her JD in 2015.

In her free time, Christine is an avid hobbyist when her extremely busy toddler gives her a spare moment. Christine enjoys all things DIY, including tackling home renovations, sewing, making toys, painting, photography, cooking, and dabbling in woodworking.

Christine is excited to be a part of The Commons and to focus on expanding access to affordable family law legal services throughout Oregon.

Tyler Dill

Senior Paralegal

Tyler was raised in the suburbs of Kansas City, Kansas, then moved to Portland, Oregon in 2017 for a change of scenery. Over the last few years, he's been waiting tables while completing his Associate Paralegal Degree at Portland Community College. Tyler will be finished with his studies this fall when he plans to complete the NFPA Paralegal Certification. His goal is to better serve our community by providing more affordable legal services and creating easier access to justice that is fair and equal to all.

During Tyler's free time you might find him enjoying the outdoors with his dog, or attending live music concerts with his partner. He also enjoys practicing classical piano, learning to speak Spanish, and playing video games.

Emma Grace Fox

Education and Outreach Coordinator

Emma was born and raised in Southeast Portland Oregon and graduated from local Cleveland High School with an international baccalaureate diploma.

They went on to study at Humboldt State University, nestled in the beautiful Redwood forest of Northern California. Emma got her degree in International Studies and Spanish and spent time traveling and studying abroad in Eastern Spain.

Outside of work they has been spending time doing community development and outreach to the houseless population. In her free time Emma enjoys cooking and honing her craft in jewelry making, rock tumbling and pottery.

Craig Colby, J.D.

Senior Advisor | Tenant Law

After graduating from Michigan in mathematics, Craig switched to law for reasons ideological and to have stories to tell at parties. Law review published his comment on civil disobedience. After practicing with legal aid in Detroit he moved to Portland, where his general practice concentrated on landlord-tenant law starting in 1990. He maintained 400 pages of annotations to Oregon's Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, which he made available for free to lawyers with organizations serving the poor. He retired from practicing and publishing at the start of 2020 -- never guessing that COVID was about to intensify the isolation of retirement --  but has come back into the fray in a nonpracticing role.

Hobbies include auditing math classes at Portland State University, modifying loudspeakers, and reading about the Civil War.

Jake Parker, J.D.

Attorney Fellow | Tenant Law

Jake was born and raised in different parts of Appalachia. Jake attended law school at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor where they were an Articles Editor for the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law. Jake worked for a year with the Michigan Environmental Law and Sustainability Clinic where they focused on how to use the law to ensure equitable access to public services. After graduating, Jake began their legal career with DNA People’s Legal Services where they engaged in community outreach and worked on a variety of legal aid issues including housing, family law, estate planning, unemployment benefits, and SSI. Jake joined The Commons because they wanted to continue working with tenants and preventing evictions.

In their spare time, Jake can be found walking their dogs in Portland’s beautiful parks, distributing food and resources to the City’s houseless community members, and cooking elaborate meals on the weekends. Other hobbies include knitting, tea brewing, and, whenever possible, gardening.

Misty Nunez

Client Relations Manager
(Hablo Español)

Misty nació y creció en el Área de la Bahía, California. A temprana edad, su madre le enseñó el arte de dar y sus abuelos le enseñaron la importancia del trabajo diligente. Desde entonces, ella siempre supo que quería ser parte de un espacio generoso, lo que la llevó aquí, The Commons Law Center. Misty disfruta hula hula, coleccionando anteojos de sol y tacos. Actualmente está leyendo cuatro libros. Su temporada favorita es la temporada de baloncesto. 

Misty was born and raised in the Bay Area, California. At an early age, her mother taught her the art of giving, and her grandparents taught her the importance of diligent work. Since then, she's always known she wanted to be part of a giving space--which led her to here, The Commons Law Center.  Misty enjoys hula hooping, collecting sunglasses and street tacos. She is currently reading four books. Her favorite season is basketball season.

Monica Tran

Client Relations Associate

Monica was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S., with a major in Human Development and Family Science, was the president of OSU Healthy Aging Club. Go Beavs! She is multilingual, speaks Teochew Chinese, English, Mandarin, and enough Vietnamese to get by.

Outside of work, she enjoys Just Dance on the Nintendo Switch, loves to read, watch k-dramas, and spend time with her family. Currently, is a megastar to Mamma Mia! – Abba on Switch, reading 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna Wiest, simultaneously watching three k-dramas with the boyfriend, and because of The Commons Law Center, she is able to spend more time with her family.

Board of Directors

John Grant - Board of Directors

John E. Grant, J.D.

Board President

John is a lawyer, an ops guy, a consultant, a team-builder, and a hacker, though not necessarily in that order. By day he is a legal operations strategist and law firm process consultant. He served as co-chair of the Oregon State Bar's Innovations Committee and is a former member of its Board of Governors.

Kimberly Pray - Board President

Kimberly Pray, J.D., LL.M.

Board Treasurer

As board president, Kimberly has nearly two decades' experience in nonprofit leadership and organizational development. As one of the founding partners of Catalyst Law, LLC, a women-owned B-Corporation and initial investor in the Commons, she counsels change-makers how to leverage impact for their families, businesses, and communities in the areas of taxation, estate planning, and business law.

Jim Dwyer Photo

Jim Dwyer, J.D.

Board Member

Jim has been practicing law since 1989 and loves to make the law a non-intimidating process for his clients. His firm is deeply committeed to everyone having access to legal help regardless of their financial means. He believes our society, and its laws, are only as good as a person's access to legal help. Jim also has a love of food and he and his wife, Jan, can often be found having dinner with their two daughters and their friends. He has a website, Tipping-the-Scales.com, where he helps attorneys find greater meaning by taking care of their teams, clients, and families.

Fallon Niedrist, J.D.

Board Member

Fallon Niedrist is a Deputy City Attorney with the City of Portland, where her practice focuses on labor and employment. Fallon primarily advises Portland’s public safety bureaus and serves as an advisor on many other labor and employment issues facing the City. Before coming to the City, Fallon worked as in-house counsel for a large insurance company handling employment benefits and data privacy issues, and worked in private practice providing labor and employment advice to numerous industries. In her spare time, you’ll find Fallon enjoying the great Pacific Northwest by hiking and paddle boarding, powerlifting at her local gym, or hitting up concerts. 

Tom Brim

Board Member

Tom is a management consultant with 25 years of experience - working at one of the world's largest consultancies, on his own for a while, and now with a mid-sized firm.  He believes in making our community a better place for all.  He is passionate in his work about clean energy, and serves as an advisor with Client Stewards Collective.  Tom grew up in Portland, and has served on numerous public school foundation boards (how else was he going to keep track of what his kids were up to!) 

Lewis Landerholm - Board of Directors

Lewis Landerholm, J.D.

Board Member

A decade in business management led Lewis to found his firm as a new lawyer in 2009. Recognizing too many people needed family law help, Lewis and his team launched a new project in 2014 to serve clients of lesser means, Affordable Family Law of Oregon. Lewis is a mentor to the kids sports teams he coaches and to his legal team.

Advisory Board

Our advisory board is chaired by Kristen West McCall, partner at Pickett Dummigan McCall.

  • Susan Gary, University of Oregon
  • Ward Greene, Williams Kastner
  • Kate Kilberg, Catalyst Law, LLC
  • Neil Kimmelfield, Lane Powell, Retired Shareholder
  • Damien Munsinger, Klein Munsinger LLC
  • Penny H. Serrurier, Stoel Rives, Managing Partner
  • Michele E. Wasson, Riverview Trust Company
  • Harry Wilson, Markowitz Herbold, Shareholder

Pro-Bono Partners